3 Power Tips for Time Management!

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Another great quote by Jim Rohn, and in this post we will discuss 3 ways to put this idea into action! Our ability to accomplish meaningful tasks increases our motivation, probability for success, and our confidence! Many mornings we are excited to get our ‘to do’ list fully checked off, and many nights we feel exhausted and confused because we have no idea where the day went! Let’s change that!

As they say, time waits for no one – and to be clear, our goal isn’t to slow time down or even to micro manage it, but our goal is to use our time with focus and commitment – so we can take the daily steps towards better health, completion of projects and goals, as well as, maintaining important relationships.

Here are 3 ways to RUN OUR DAY:

1. Create your TO DO list the night before. Many people believe that creating your to do list in the morning is helpful, however, creating the list the night before allows you to wake up knowing what you already want to do – as opposed to making these decisions early in the morning. A question I ask myself everything evening is: What are 3 things I can do tomorrow that will make me proud, excited and happy? Normally these things included working towards goals, reaching out to people and exercise. Tip: You can also create a list of 5-7 items and then eliminate items based on significance. Sometimes it’s good to at least get some ideas on paper and acknowledge them, even if they are going to be crossed out – they might be goals for another day or another week.

2. Learn to say NO. Now this one is tough; especially if you are like me and live life with a say YES attitude. Learning how to say no to other peoples requests will allow you to keep your eyes on the prize. Remain flexible and spontaneous, but be mindful to the idea that your time is your time! You deserve to make the most of it!

3. Take 5-10 minutes each evening to reflect on what you accomplished. What did you accomplish? Why or why not? What are you proud of? What do you want to be proud of, for next time? When you gain a small victory you feel great. And when you don’t, you hopefully gained some insight as to why – which ultimately is moving you closer to another victory.

The best way to set yourself up for long term success is to take control of your day. That’s exactly what Everyday Power Blog is about!!!

As always I hope this helps. Please feel free to share, comment and reblog! Thank you all!

-Jeff

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41 responses to “3 Power Tips for Time Management!

  1. Hi Mr. Moore. Like you Blog.
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  2. Great post. I think that the ability to say NO is extremely important. The longer I live the more I realize that multitasking is not really working for people. The main thing is to choose your critical success tasks and fully concentrate on them. Saying NO to less meaningful tasks is a part of it. At first it is difficult, but it is a skill we can (and should) all learn.
    Thx

  3. Love these tips! Especially the reflection piece. We often go through the motions that we don’t take enough time to stop and process what we just did! Also, making a to do list the night before is definitely more effective! xoxo Le Renee

  4. I m ok with making to do lists for my day but to reflect accomplishments at the end of the day which I need to learn. Great Post!

  5. Great post. I watched a video by Jack Canfield last week discussing planning your day the night before and the benefits. Right on time with this one. Thanks!

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  7. This is so simple and makes complete sense. Yet we so wrapped up with everything and nothing, useful information like this passes us by. Great post!

  8. I think the part about reflecting on your accomplishments is so important and often overlooked. If you’re constantly beating yourself up about what you didn’t do, it’s very hard to get motivated to do anything at all! I used to write down everything I did during the day (instead of writing down what I wanted to do) just so I could look back and see how much I actually accomplished. Even if I didn’t do things I’d planned, I could see that at least I did something else instead.

  9. I love what your doing with your blog! #2 is my biggest challenge.

    In the spirit of your blog, I will hope to use it now: I say No to the use of the word pride as regenerative. Pride and shame are two faces of a coin, with humble in the middle. I feel your article here has strength and clean lines, but the pride part is polarizing, and bothered me.

    Guess what my first word was? Most kids learn that “No!” has power, and use it to express theirs. I can thank my Mom, and now you, for encouraging me to grow in healthy ways!!!

    Alternative power words for pride that I would encourage you to use: satisfying, accomplishment, fulfilling, excel, surpass, etc.

    I hope this comment was delivered with enough grace to empower you!

  10. Thanks Jeff, good practical advice. I am trying to nudge my life in a different direction and procrastination is my biggest challenge – I have a phobia of lists as a result!

  11. Well said, well put
    How about make two lists of “Things To Do”. The first is a list of the routine “to do’s”. The second is a list of the activities that will lead to your personal refinement and growth. The more crossed off the more you will have a Day Worth Having.
    Put Giving Charity at the top of all lists

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